Energy-saving industrial PC
September 18, 2009 | By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new C6915 series IPCs. Featuring Intel Atom processors, the C6915 IPCs provide up to 1.6 GHz processing power with reduced energy consumption. The C6915 is currently the most compact Beckhoff IPC available, measuring only 47 x 157 x 116 mm/1.9” x 6.1” x 4.6” (W x H x D).
The C6915 adds more scalability to the C69xx control cabinet PC series, which is available in different performance classes ranging from Intel Celeron M ULV 1.0 GHz (C6925) to Core2 Duo 2.16 GHz (C6920). When industrial PCs from this series are paired with a Beckhoff control panel with DVI and USB connection or an Ethernet Control Panel, they become a high-performance centralized control platform for machine builders and plant engineering applications — especially when used in conjunction with Beckhoff’s TwinCAT automation software.
The space-saving aluminum housing is equipped with a 3½-inch Beckhoff motherboard for 1.1 GHz or 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processors. Passive cooling is achieved through the PC’s aluminum surface and enables operation at temperatures up to 55°C (131°F). The basic, solid state configuration of the C6915 features a flash disk, resulting in a controller with no moving parts that requires no fan. Optionally, a hard disk or a second Compact Flash card can be integrated.